Agreed on the Glocks. Folks are always trying to convince me they "need" something. Damn that, I'm buying ammo.83cj,
Yeah good comment…
I am not the most qualified to comment on these different platforms, just a guy that likes to shoot them. My personal worst was a brand new (read tight as hell) Springer TRP. It took 500 rds to wear that pistol in…no work done, I just needed to shoot it, now its practically perfect.
I had a blowback American Arms .22 that was a malfunction drill machine.
I have seen some different Glocks that had been modified that didn’t function perfect…including 3 G20’s where guys changed barrels, springs, GR….when my stock G20 is flawless with everything inc 700rds of Double Tap 200g hard cast.
Its funny how some think they are smarter than Glock.
I’ve had the same experience when I worked at a firearms retailer for several years, high end 1911s (kimber, Dan Wesson) were always getting returned for failure to cycle, but the cheaper rock islands were fine. Springfield XDs were the most common plastic gun to have issues. I never saw a single glock go back for repairs the entire time I worked there.Having worked at a firearms training school for more than 10 years I can say that the most unreliable pistols are usually high end 1911s of various makes and calibers. So many times the $2k + custom 1911 that some guy is so proud of wont go 20 rounds without a malfunction. Most of those people end up with a G19 in their hands to finish out the day/weekend. That said, an old or new sloppy 1911 in 45 using 7 round mags will run darn near perfect for thousands of rounds.
Kimbers and glocks have to be somewhere on the list.
Kimber's poor mags and extractor tension issues gave it a bad name. Had several Kimber's and a properly tuned extractor and Wilson combat mags and never had an issue. Tuning Schwartz tuning isn't very hard either... Or hard to remove.You just gave away your lack of firearms knowledge with that comment.
Glock, Ugh no.
I've seen my Glocks malfunction....when my 8 yr old niece limp wristed it....or really bad ammo...thats about it.
Kimbers sure....what shocks me is how they ship out so many that have small issues...but then they are good about taking it back in and fine tuning them. My one Kimber, a CQB that I won at a banquet functions and shoot s great...and only gets better.
I have owned well over two dozen, and I have only had one FTF and it was one of my reloads in a G23. In my experience, a Glock always goes bang and bang again if you need it to. I have also had six or seven Kimbers and never had a bad one. Maybe I am just lucky 🤷🏼♂️.How many glocks have your owned or shot ?